It’s a kingdom of zealots. Mostly.
The Holy Realm covers an area close to 186,000 square miles […]. Its capital, Citadel, sits in the Northeast and is home to 325,000 people. Overall, more than 2.1 million Bettellyners live in a land of lush farmland, light forests, and gentle hills. Wide rivers meander eastward across the country, toward the Sea of Esterhold.
from Bruce Heard’s The Alphatian Province of Bettellyn
Map (updated 11th January 2016)
- The Empire of Alphatia, 24 mile per hex poster map from Dawn of the Emperors (1989)
- Bettellyn, 8 mile per hex map by Bruce Heard
As with all his Alphatia 8 mile per hex maps, Bruce Heard added a great deal of detail and character to the region when converting from 24 miles per hex. The Atlas considers Bruce’s map to be the definitive source for Theranderol.
I extended the western edge of the map slightly from Bruce’s original version to show as much of the as-yet-incomplete Imperial Territories as possible.
The river bifurcation I talked about on Theranderol’s map’s post occurs even more here. This time it doesn’t originate on the original 24 mile per hex map. I count two rivers in Bettellyn as well as one in neighbouring Randel that split into two before reaching the coast. Perhaps this is how the Alphatians like their rivers to be.
Two new symbols were drawn for this map: a church and a cathedral.